Thursday, September 3, 2009

We Have A Date

Aviana will be coming home on September 8th. Not only will this be an exciting day because of our baby's return home, but it is also Dave's birthday!! What a wonderful gift!

We have been busy getting the house in order for her arrival. We are thrilled and cannot wait to welcome our little girl home again!

43 comments:

  1. AWESOME! What wonderful news you have to share! I know you all must be so excited! Congrats! What a wonderful birthday gift for daddy too! Our prayers continue!

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  2. THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Andrea

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  3. Yeah great news to hear, going home should really help her get stronger.

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  4. Those are Wonderful news! How exciting!
    Still praying all the way from Guate!
    I am so glad you are going to be home all together again! :D

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  5. That's so awesome. I bet her best friend and buddy (your lab) can't wait to see her. Hopefully a few good doggie licks will do the trick! I'm sure she will make even more progress once she is back in the security of her loving home. Post a picture!

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  6. Im so happy to hear that. It will be great for her to be around her own suroundings. Your doggy is going to be so excited to see her.

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  7. Awesome!!! I read an article that spoke of how important a person's surroundings are when they are healing. The outdoors and favorite spots should really help with her progress. I know that there is an entire book devoted to this subject. I think the title is something like Healing Spaces. It will be exciting to hear how she likes coming home! Congratulations!
    Tracy

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  8. What WONDERFUL WONDERFUL news!!!!! I am SO very excited to hear that your Princess is coming home in just a few days and let alone on her Daddy's birthday!!!!

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  9. I am so excited! That means we can meet the Miracle Girl soon!

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  10. Woooohoooo! I am sure she will improve (even more than she already has) by being home again :)

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  11. WONDERFUL news! You do not know me but I have been following Aviana's story after seeing a post on the Guat Adoption Forum. I am a former PICU Nurse. People would ask me all the time how I could work in that environment. It was because of kids like Aviana -- to see kids who were given no hope recover and to know you had a part in it. Make sure to bring her back to visit as she continues to improve as I promise you it means the world to those nurses!

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  12. oh that is so awesome! I am excited for you, what an exciting next step, hoping that she really starts making some more amazing progress in her own home.

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  13. What fantastic news. I am so happy that she gets to go home and continue getting stronger in familiar surroundings.

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  14. This is amazing news !! She will be in her bed soon when you wake up and on Dave's birthday, just lovely. Continuing to hold you in our thoughts and prayers daily. hugs

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  15. FABULOUS news!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys! :)
    ~Denise

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  16. Thanking God for this great news. So happy for you and Dave. Happy Birthday Daddy. I will keep you in my prayers since this won't be easy but it is truly a blessing to all of you.
    V's Grama

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  17. What awesome news. PTL, can't wait to see pictures at home. Congrats and what a remarkable strong little girl.

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  18. I've started a quilt for Aviana, won't be ready 'til October but so excited she will be home all cozy w/ mom and dad.

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  19. Terrific news! I have also been following your blogs and am glad Aviana will finally be home. There really is no place like home. Yayy!!!

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  20. WONDERFUL!!!! My in-laws are neighbors of Aviana's Grandma and Grandpa and they told me about your precious angel. I've been following your blog since then and am truly inspired by your strength! I'm so so happy that you'll have your little girl home soon!!!

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  21. I have been following Aviana's story for some time now and I'm so thrilled with this exciting news! Tory in Canada

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  22. That is wonderful news Jen and Dave! Wishing you a happy birthday! We will be thinking of you and praying for a peaceful transition to home.
    Jennifer

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  23. Praise the Lord! Jen & Dave this is exciting news and the reward for which you and Aviana have been working so hard. As we all know, Aviana will do wonders back in her own familiar environment: the sights, sounds, smells, and snuggles of all her favorites (critters included).

    I will continue to hold you all in our prayers at church. May the Lord continue to surround you with His love and kindness.

    Blessings,
    Tina B.

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  24. I am so excited for all of you. It will be so nice to kiss her goodnight and wake up with her there.

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  25. Yes! You all deserve a little quality time with each other. Very happy to hear you will all be together!

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  26. Awesome!!!! I hope her transition home is a smooth one, and that she will continue to heal and get better with each passing day in her familiar surroundings!

    May you, Dave, Brenda and Gary find healing and comfort with Avi's return home, as well. I hope that your tired and stressed spirits will be able to rest and recouperate!!

    Continued prayers to you all, as you embark on the next step of this tremendous journey!

    Janet & Jeff

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  27. I am so happy she gets to come home. I spent several hours with her today and held her while she slept. It was so awesome. Promise me that if you need me or have an errand that you will call me so I can help!!!!
    Happy Birthday Dave.
    Love to all of you.

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  28. Congratulations to all of you! The Lord answers prayers and we will continue to pray as you adjust to life at home.

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  29. I'm so glad that we got to come down today for a visit. I'm especially glad that I got to hold that little sweetheart again. She totally amazed me by turning her head to watch tv. What a strong little girl! I'll check in with you after you have a chance to get settled, but let us know if you need anything. Here's to a great birthday to Dave and homecoming for Avi!

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  30. We are so happy to hear she is coming home today. What a wonderful birthday present for you Dave. Happy Happy Birthday Dave and Happy Homecoming to Avi. We love you guys Becci, Angela, Mike and Rick and Wendy.

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  31. Hoping today's the day!!! Our thoughts are with you on this special day! We're wishing for a smooth transition for Avi and a happy day for Dave.

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  32. I am so excited for you and Dave, I bet you guys are going crazy getting ready for Aviana to come home, thats AWESOME!!!

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  33. We are so happy for you and your family to welcome home Aviana. Such a miracle, it truly is. You have been in our thoughts since the beginning of this and have been praying and hoping for this day. It's here! We will continue to keep Aviana in our thoughts and prayers as she recovers at home in your loving arms.

    Happy Birthday Dave!

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  34. I hope the first 24 hours have been wonderful for all of you.

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  35. I am a new "follower" of your blog. I found about your family and your story through today's article in the Roseville Press Tribune. I immediately logged on and read your blog. I can't believe all that you guys have been through, and was especially interested to find out that you guys adopted Aviana (I hope to adopt a child someday myself). I can't wait to read the post with the news that Aviana is indeed home, and I hope everything continues to go well. I will continue to check for updates.

    Kelly
    Roseville, CA.

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  36. Jen - I saw the article in the Press Tribune and have to admit I was crying...again. Your little girl is a fighter, and I am so glad that she is where she belongs - at home! Love lots - Jill

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  37. Thinking and Praying for you yesterday and today....

    Hang on tight...You can do this!

    Andrea

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  38. We are so happy for you to have your sweet Aviana back home again! She will progress a lot being in her own familiar surroundings with her loving family. You don't know me but I have been following your blog and praying for you too ever since your Aunt Paula told me about it. I hope to meet you and Aviana someday. We wish you all the best!

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